Wembley Stadium April 24th

Manchester United 4 (Pearson, Andersen, Rowley 2) Blackpool 2 (Shimwell (Penalty), Mortensen)

Manchester United : Crompton, Carey, Aston, Anderson, Chiltern, Cockburn, Delaney, Morris, Rowley, Pearson, Mitten


Blackpool : Robinson, Shimwell, Crosland, Johnston, Hayward, Kelly, Matthews, Munro, Mortensen, Dick, Rickett

99,000 saw Manchester United first appearance in the FA Cup Final for 39 years,this time against Lancashire rivals Blackpool. A penalty in the 12th minute saw Blackpool take an early lead, with full-back Eddie Shimwell scoring from the spot, this was the first time a full back scored at Wembley.

Jack Rowley(Manchester United) equalised after 28 minutes only for Blackpool (Stan Mortensen) to re-take the lead 7 minutes later and go in at half time 2-1 up.

Blackpool held onto this lead for most of the second half but with 20 minutes left, Manchester United took a free kick quickly which was headed in by Jack Rowley, the game turned and with two goals in 2 minutes saw Manchester United lift the trophy.

An original Football programme of the 1948 FA Cup Final was recently sold for £227 on eBay, and a ticket stub was sold for £50.

Below are some items (mainly Football Programmes) that are currently listed on eBay that may have a connection with the 1948 FA Cup Final

1948 FA Cup final Blackpool v Manchester United Brochure
Current Price : £ 9.99
(0 Bids)-Closes in :
14 hours

1948 FA CUP FINAL - Blackpool v Manchester United
Current Price : £ 150.00


BLACKPOOL v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR - 1948 FA Cup Semi Final larger football pin badge
Current Price : £ 29.95


Original typed 1948 FA CUP FINAL NEWSPAPER MANCHESTER UNITED v BLACKPOOL 5 SIDES
Current Price : £ 14.00


Original typed 1970s 1948 FA CUP FINAL NEWSPAPER MANCHESTER UNITED BLACKPOOL
Current Price : £ 20.00


Ticket 1948 FA Cup Final - MANCHESTER UNITED v. BLACKPOOL
Current Price : £ 26.50
(7 Bids)-Closes in :
2 days 16 hours

FA AMATEUR CUP FINAL 1948 Leytonstone v Barnet @ Chelsea
Current Price : £ 59.99


FA AMATEUR CUP FINAL 1948 Leytonstone v Barnet @ Chelsea - score recorded inside
Current Price : £ 49.99


FA AMATEUR CUP FINAL 1948 Leytonstone v Barnet @ Chelsea - slightly marked
Current Price : £ 39.99


FA CUP FINAL PROGRAMME 1948 Blackpool v Manchester United - cellotaped edge
Current Price : £ 59.99


FA CUP SEMI FINAL 1948 Blackpool v Tottenham
Current Price : £ 69.99


FA CUP SEMI FINAL 1948 Blackpool v Tottenham - punch holes
Current Price : £ 29.99


FA CUP SEMI FINAL 1948 Derby County v Manchester United
Current Price : £ 69.99


PIRATE PROGRAMME - FA Cup Final 1948 Manchester United v Blackpool
Current Price : £ 39.99


BLACKPOOL V MANCHESTER UNITED FA CUP FINAL PROGRAMME 1948
Current Price : £ 20.00
(1 Bids)-Closes in :
3 days 7 hours

Blackpool v Manchester United FA Cup Final 24/4/1948
Current Price : £ 70.00


FA CUP FINAL 1948 - **Pirate Programme** - Manchester United Vs. Blackpool.
Current Price : £ 17.00
(0 Bids)-Closes in :
3 days 14 hours

1948 FA Cup Semi Final Programme:- Derby County v Manchester United Man Utd
Current Price : £ 59.99
(0 Bids)-Closes in :
4 days 7 hours

1948 Derby V Man U Fa Cup Semi Final Programme
Current Price : £ 30.00
(0 Bids)-Closes in :
4 days 13 hours

Mottensen (Blackpool) vs two United defenders in 1948 FA Cup Final photograph
Current Price : £ 5.00